Today Hungryhorse Outside were alerted to 5 horses stuck in the river Shannon. What do you do? Do you let them die a cold, horrific death or do you get off your rear end, pull yourself away from the business of the yard and rush off to try and help. Luckily for these horses Hilary and Mick decided the former wasn’t an option.
It was freezing, Hilary and Mick are still cold to their very bones. The stormy weather wasn’t helping these horses and we feared they would just die on the Shannon, a death so terrible it does not bear thinking about.
After loads of toing and froing, we managed to get Leitrim Civil Defense to help us get these horses to safety. What a team of volunteers they are too. THESE HORSES WOULD NOT BE ALIVE TONIGHT IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM. We had the vet on standby if it came to the point the horses needed to be put to sleep.
With the help of Joseph Delaney his daughter Tara and the Leitrim Civil Defense all of the horses were taken out of the Shannon just before dark. This would not have happened had we all not worked together.
I can report that all the horses are now safe and well and cannot thank you all enough for sharing our plea and trying to help us help them.
Please, please remember without these VOLUNTEERS our world would be a dark place. Leitrim Civil Defense give up their own time to help in emergencies as we do. You guys have our utmost respect and we will be forever grateful to you for risking the dangerous conditions to help these horses in need.
Thank you to all involved including Joseph and Tara who just happened to see our plea on facebook earlier today.